Draft Religion & War

by Priscilla Mader

The Big three religions teach that war is wrong and only justified when it is a last resort to settle a conflict. Yet many groups such as Islamic extremists use the holy war (jihad) as a reason to promote violence
Human beings have been fighting each other since prehistoric times, and people have been discussing the rights and wrongs of it for almost as long.
The number of death between civil in Iraq in just one month, reached in October 2007 a record of 3.709 people dead, according to the records of the UN published in Bagdad on October 25, 2007.

Over 800.000 people already died in the Iraq war.
Jewish Holocaust deaths: 5,754,400

The body count from World War II was far higher for Allied troops than for the crushed Axis. Americans lost more men in each of a succession of Pacific battles than the 2,390 people who died at Pearl Harbor in the attack that made the U.S. declare war on Japan. The U.S. lost 405,399 in the theaters of World War II.

The latest milestone for a country at war came Friday without commemoration. It came without the precision of knowing who was the 2,973rd man or woman of arms to die in conflict in Iraq and Afghanistan. The terrorist attacks killed 2,973 victims in New York, Washington and Pennsylvania.
The Pentagon’s report Friday night of the latest death from Iraq, an as-yet unidentified soldier killed a day earlier after his vehicle was hit by a roadside bombing in eastern Baghdad, brought the U.S. death toll in Iraq to 2,695. Combined with 278 U.S. deaths in and around Afghanistan, the 9/11 toll was reached. http://www.commondreams.org/headlines06/0923-05.htm
The total estimated human loss of life caused by World War II was roughly 72 million people. The civilian toll was around 47 million, including 20 million deaths due to war related famine and disease. The military toll was about 25 million, including the deaths of about 5 million prisoners of war in captivity. The Allies lost about 61 million people, and the Axis lost 11 million. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_II_casualties

War started before 1.000 years before Christ

Genocides in history
The CPPCG defines genocide in part as “acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial or religious group”.
Determining what historical events constitutes genocide and which are merely criminal or inhuman behaviors are not a clearcut matter. In nearly every case where accusations of genocide have circulated, partisans of various sides have fiercely disputed the interpretation and details of the event, often to the point of promoting wildly different versions of the facts. An accusation of genocide therefore, will almost always be controversial.
The following list of genocides and alleged genocides should be understood in this context and not necessarily regarded as the final word on the events in question.

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